Privacy & Information Security

Trust is the foundation upon which healthcare is built.  INHS is committed to protecting the privacy and security of our patients, customers, students, faculty, employees, donors, physicians and others who provide us with such information. 

The Providence Privacy Office, Engage, and/or the INHS Privacy and Security Officer provides guidance and serve as resources for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other federal and state laws to ensure the privacy rights of patients/customers are protected and patient health information is used and disclosed appropriately. HIPAA also establishes a set of information security controls and safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic health information.  A variety of security practices help us secure the data, computers, and mobile devices we use in our professional and personal lives every day.

We have created this site for our patients, customers, visitors, contractors/vendors and others to provide samples of informational and/or educational materials provided by our privacy and security programs, and/or published by the federal government to help the public and/or health care providers better understand HIPAA.

               HIPAA Tips

               HIPAA Privacy & Security- What you need to know 

                Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks published by US-CERT

                Summary of the HIPAA Privacy Rule published by the OCR 

                HIPAA Security Rule information published by HHS

                HIPAA Administrative Simplification Regulation Text  




Inland Northwest Health Services
601 West 1st Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201
509.232.8100

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